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Challenge: Crooked (Minimal Editing I*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Seattle, Washington (USA)
Date: Jul 18, 2015
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2015

Photogrpher’s Notes
Busted, you’ve seen this subject from me before in different challenges. Decided right away I wanted to shoot it again for this one. It’s the Amgen Bridge on Seattle’s industrial waterfront.

Went there after work Friday and shot it. Then drove 2 hours, 9.1 miles, home in the worst rush hour I’ve ever experienced. When I got home, I discovered I’d mis-set my camera and all I had on the card was RAW images. Shit! Shit!! Shit!!! Stupid.

I briefly considered doing a ‘minimal edit’ using the RAW image thinking it was unlikely to make it to the top five and proof would be unlikely to be requested. But I didn’t, just in case.

Drove back again in today’s 90-degree heat (unusual for Seattle, even in Summer), verified my settings, and reshot it. Back home, same route but without rush hour traffic, this time taking only about 20 minutes.

Pulled it off the camera and stuck it here.

Post Processing
• Resize (PSCC2105)
• Sharpen (PSCC2105)
• Save for Web (PSCC2015)

Camera Data
• Date: 2015.07.18
• Camera: D800e
• Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
• ISO: 100
• Aperture: f/10
• Shutter: 1/80

Place: 8 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.1975
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0645
Avg (non-participants): 6.6316
Views since voting: 625
Views during voting: 155
Votes: 81
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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07/27/2015 11:31:28 PM
Originally posted by Ann:

Ha. Love it. I can see that bridge from my house (top of Magnolia hill).

Did you see me shooting it last saturday???
07/27/2015 12:24:10 PM
Aren't you glad you reshot it in JPEG? I knew this would do well because it fit the topic so nicely, and was a technically great shot. Congrats on the top 10 photo!
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07/27/2015 11:50:41 AM
Ha. Love it. I can see that bridge from my house (top of Magnolia hill).
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07/27/2015 08:15:26 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An excellent entry fully deserving of the appreciative score and comments that meets the challenge very well.

I'm sorry the image caused you so much hassle but it was well worth all the effort. It's difficult to conceive of a more suitable entry especially at the angle you have chosen too. It makes for fascinating viewing with so much detail to absorb.

Technically it has been very well executed with good DOF and sharpness throughout. What would have been a horrible bland and boring sky is working to your advantage in its uniformity.

The only thing that has been confusing me is the distant horizon through the bridge supports, I assumed it was the ocean but there appears to be a significant dip which looked most odd but when I look at the same horizon outside the bridge the small section there looks lower so I assume its not water but land which would answer my original confusion.

You've done an excellent job well done, Sid
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2015 09:26:55 PM
Effectively framed.
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07/26/2015 07:52:25 PM
This is a terrific entry! I hope it is doing well with the voters!
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07/21/2015 11:25:12 AM
really nice image, actually quite amazing and really nice for this challenge!
Good luck
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